SIFNOS & LOCAL PRODUCTS

 

Sifnos: A small island on the map – A major force in land management. 

Since ancient times, Sifnos was self-sufficient in agricultural production and beyond. The workforce was sought after and find a way out in professions relevant for the earth.

Starting from the Sifnian Potters, who, with their hands created wonderful household items (eg. for cooking, carrying) that withstand the test of time, as well as decorative clay vessels, with the most typical being the «Flaros» (traditional  chimney on Sifnian houses) etc.

Others worked in the production of lime, which was necessary to build, but also to the whitewashing of houses.

Some, taking advantage of the logging produced coal, which was used in baking fish or other foods.

Of course there were farmers. The production of meat, milk, and cheese -the famous Sifnian “Manoura” cheese- eggs and poultry was their competence.

The beekeepers sweetened us. The honey was excellent starting material for the production of  “Pasteli” (honeyand sesame candy bars), and the Easter “Honey Pie”. Also beekeepers care for the production of the church candles.

There were also the millers in their wind mills which care to product flour for the people.

Also the gardeners. In their gardens (perivolia) they had all the goods, such as eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, zucchinis, celery, parsley and also areas with fructiferous trees, such as lemon-trees, pear-trees, apricot-trees, plum-trees, etc.

But the Sifnian land was also ideal for the production of legumes (Beans, chickpeas, fava beans, etc.)

We must not forget to mention the production of local olive oil, olives and figs!

All these people deserve special mention because of the enormous efforts they inherit us a place that rightly named as “Island of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and this, not only for its architecture.

 Author: Georgia Atsoniou

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The visitors who want to take with them some of the scent and the taste of Sifnos can choose among the following local products:

  • Thyme honey of excellent quality
  • Cheeses (xinomizithra, chloromanoura, manoura matured in wine lees)
  • Caper
  • Sweets (biscuits, casserole marzipans, marzipans in the oven, marzipans with powdered sugar, pastelis (honeyand sesame candy bars), cookies, patties, halvadopitas (nougats of sesame with almonds in a thin crust), loukoums, vanillas (vanilla flavored, white cream that you lick off a spoondipped in ice-cold water), marmalades, sweet fruit preserves etc.)
  • Local wine of small producers
  • Herbs (oregano, sage, pennyroyal, marjoram etc.) 

and of course… the famous ceramics of Sifnos (utilitarian and decorative objects)!

Resource: sifnos.gr

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POTTERY WORKSHOPS

  1. Antonis K. Kalogirou, tel +302284033090, in Artemonas
  2. Ioannis B. Depastas, tel +302284033418, in Artemonas
  3. Ioannis Lebesis, tel +302284032010, in Artemonas
  4. Nikolaos  Raviolos, tel +302284033755, in Artemonas
  5. Ioannis  Narlis, tel +302284033909, in Kato Petali
  6. Antonis Atsonios, tel +302284071119, in Vathi
  7. Flora and Maria Markou, tel +302284071116, in Vathi
  8. Ioannis Apostolidis, tel +302284033721, in Kamares (Kamares Road)
  9. Konstantinos Mamidas, tel +3022840 33738, in Kamares
  10. Georgios Exylzes, tel +302284033044, in Kamares
  11. Antonios Kalogirou, tel +302284031651, in Kamares
  12. Katerina Kalogirou, tel +302284031683, in Kamares
  13. Giannis Podotas, tel +302284032349, in Kamares
  14. Georgios and Symeon Atsonios, tel +302284032121, in Kamares
  15. Alexandros Lemonis, tel +302284071362, in Platis Gialos
  16. Fratzeskos Lemonis, tel +302284071203, in Platis Gialos
  17. Labros and Antonis Skandalis, tel +302284031828, in Petsis (Cheronissos Road)
  18. Georgios Atsonios (Bairamis) tel +306946224008, in Diavroucha (Cheronissos Road)
  19. Konstantinos Depastas, tel +302284033121, in Cheronissos
  20. Ageliki Tzouli-Tzanni, tel: +3022840 32267, in Katavati

LOCAL SWEETS

TITLE-OWNER AREA TELEPHONES
AGELOS Atsonios Agia Anna – Artemonas +302284031603
GERONTOPOULOS Giannis Apollonia +302284031431
GLYKIA MATIA, Nikos Venios Apollonia +302284033332
GRIGORIS Venios Agios Loucas – Artemonas +302284031247
KITRINO PODILATO, Giorgos Psaraftis Agios Loucas – Artemonas +302284031244
KONAKI, Simos Foskolos Kastro +302284033165
KOSTIS Venios Agios Loucas – Artemonas +302284031205
MOUTSIOS, Pavlos Apollonia +302284033093
PIPIS, Spiros Kalogirou Kamares +302284033670
THEODOROU Vasilis Agios Loucas – Artemonas +302284031370
VEGERA, Christina Iatridou Apollonia +302284033385
VENIOS Thodoris Kamares +302284033563
SANAKI Sofia Valanies – Apollonia +302284032261
TO FOURNAKI, Evi Mastrokalou Platis Gialos +302284071524

 

 

WINERIES

WINE MAKER TYPES OF WINE TELEPHONES
Votsaris Dimitris (in Kastro) White, Redish, Sunried sweet etc +302284033928 &+306979982660

 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

PRODUCER PRODUCTS TELEPHONES
Atsonios Antonis Cheese, meat +306970719400
Atsonios Giannis Cheese, meat +306980090648
Atsonios Konstantinos Cheese, meat +302284031998
Atsonios Mihalis Cheese, meat, vegetables +306970719417
Atsonios Nikolaos Meat  +306972374299
Atsoniou Georgia Yogurt, jams, eggs +306977970026
Georgoulis Vagelis Cheese, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits +306973224391
Georgouli Evagelia Cheese, meat, eggs +306977737774
Georgoulis Francescos Cheese, meat, vegetables, fruits +306985063062
Karavos Menis Cheese, meat +306978230492
Karidi Katerina Cheese, meat +306976846350
Koletis Giannis Meat, chickens, eggs +306944104691
Komi Maria Cheese, meat, vegetables +306974739883
Komis Aris Cheese, meat, chickens, eggs +306982934246
Mastrokalos Giannis Cheese, meat, chickens, eggs +306945220637
Patriarhi Flora Cheese, meat +302287772025
Poriotis Giorgos Cheese, meat, eggs +306973328896
Poriotis Giannis Cheese, meat, vegetables +306974845606
Raviolou Katerina Cheese, meat +306972164482
Sanakis Tzannis Cheese, meat, lemons +302284032108
Troullos Emannouil Cheese, meat, chickens, eggs +306972474024

 

 

HONEY PRODUCERS

PRODUCER TELEPHONES
Armelinios Andreas +30 2284031794
Atsonios Antonis +30 6970719400
Atsonios Ioannis +30 2284031192
Depastas Ioannis +30 2284031243
Depastas Mihail +30 2284031663
Diareme Irini +30 6944203680
Diaremes Andreas +30 2284031261
Diaremes Antonis +30 2284031261
Diaremes Antonis +30 2284033564
Diaremes Apostolos +30 2284032017
Diaremes Giorgos +30 2284033552
Fortsaris Nikos +30 2284031048
Fragou-Stavrianou Flora +30 2284033545
Fratzi Kalliopi +30 2284031003
Georgoulis Apostolos +30 2284031429
Georgoulis Evagelos +30 6973224391
Georgoulis Francescos +30 2284031146
Gerontis Ioannis +30 2284033032
Gerontopoulos Spyros +30 2284031304
Giamakis Vasilis +30 2284031538
Kalogiros Giorgos +30 2284031724
Komi Eleftheria +30 2284031805
Komis Vasilis +30 2284031931
Korakis Antonis +30 2284032300
Korakis Apostolos +30 2284031711
Koulouris Iraklis-Efstathios +30 2284031052
Lebesi Francesca-Anna +30 6974844940
Lebesis Apostolos +30 6921827398
Lebesis Konstantinos +30 2284031476
Mastrokalos Aristidis +30 6944652043
Mastrokalos Ioannis +30 6945220637
Mastrokalos Manolis +30 6977927070
Mastrokalos Nikos +30 6945220637
Onoufrios Zannis +30 6932416167
Podotas Simos +30 6981095355
Poriotis Nikos +30 6977616457
Prokos Ioannis +30 2284071411
Psari Katerina +30 2284031272
Psaris Christos +30 6972353203
Sanakis Ioannis +30 6974815488
Stavrianos Giorgos +30 2284032204
Stavrianou Dimitra +30 6948844814
Stavrianou Katerina +30 2284032221
Synodinos Giorgos +30 2284071393
Synodinos Thalis +30 2284071393
Synodinou Antonia +30 2284071393
Synodinou Despina +30 2284071393
Zabeli Efthimia +30 2284071465
Zabeli-Gagiatsou Ioanna +30 2284071465
Zabelis Dimitris +30 2284071465
Zabelis Vasilis +30 2284071418

 

 

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